Hypercom Corp. said Tuesday that it has hired Robert J. Miklosko as its vice president of global engineering, research, and development.

The Scottsdale, Ariz., company said Mr. Miklosko's extensive background in payments, consumer electronics, and wireless technologies would help it gain market share as it tries to expand in the United States and abroad.

He was the vice president of worldwide engineering at Magellan Navigation Inc., a maker of global positioning system devices.

At Hypercom, Mr. Miklosko will report to Henry Gaillard, senior vice president of global operations.